Any experienced angler will tell you it’s important to spend a lot of time studying what bass do and their seasonal patterns in different lakes and regions of the country. Knowing those factors will help you narrow the search of where to find and catch them. But equally important, and oftentimes a wild card to being a successful angler, is dictated by a knowledge of the forage - especially baitfish - in a given lake. Much of what is discussed about baitfish is centered on shad and rightly so. Shad are a primary forage in most of our impoundments.
Elite pro Mark Menendez shows how he rigs a punching rig.
When I look back and grade myself on the key things that go into my fishing, here's what my final report card of 2014 looks like.
Elite Series pro Chad Pipkens walks us through some of the subtle differences when choosing to throw a ChatterBait or a spinnerbait.
Last time I shared a personal experience with you — one that was perhaps a bit graphic. Hopefully no one was offended. My intent was to provide a wake-up call for those who haven’t yet grasped the seriousness of long-term UV exposure.
Denny Brauer built a legendary career by fishing jigs during every season, regardless of water temperature. Follow his choice of jig type, color and trailer options to keep catching bass on this bait 12 months of the year.
We’ve spent a lot time this fall talking about the importance of baitfish movements during the fall and how it affects where you’ll find the bass.
Lipless crankbaits are great search baits all year long, but in the fall they're especially strong — not merely for the search process, but also for maximizing your catch once you've located bass.
This week I have been in the process of preparing for my first elk hunt in Arizona in a few weeks. I will be headed out with fellow Elite Series pro Clifford Pirch.
This week we’re going to talk about how to approach new waters. Everyone is faced with this challenge no matter if you’re a serious tournament angler or a casual recreational angler. It’s a part of the sport.
Ok, last week I said we’d talk about how to find the “fall frenzy” bite when it wasn’t obvious way back in the creeks. Here goes…